Obituaries

Louis Irwin Johnson April 29, 1955 ~ April 14, 2018    “Louie” was born in St. Paul, MN to Carlin Johnson and Beverly Huss. Louie attended Gobles High School.    After school, Louie enlisted in the Armed Forces. On May 10, 1975, he married Tina...
    Willard Joseph Hahnenberg, 95, of Paw Paw, passed away  April 18, 2018, at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo. Will, as he liked to be called, was born Oct. 8, 1922, in Lake Leelanau, MI, the son of Simon and Isabelle (Plamondon) Hahnenberg...
    Alan R. Grauman, of Vicksburg, MI, passed away peacefully at his home, Monday, April 16, 2018. He was born Aug. 28, 1948, to the late Allen and Mara (Morescalchi) Grauman.     Alan’s family includes his wife, Cecilia (Reisterer); daughter,...
    Sharon R. (Bowlby) Devries, 70, passed away March 22, 2018, in Palm Bay, FL. She was born Feb. 17, 1948, in Paw Paw, to Lyle and Virginia Bowlby.     She was a 1966 graduate of Lawton High School. She was employed in reservations at a Best...
    Kenneth D. Dusseljee, 71, of Comstock, MI, died unexpectedly, April 15, 2018, at his home.     Services were held Thursday,  April 19, at Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, (269) 375-2900, followed by a reception in...
    Margaret (Aunt Toots) Leona Rhode, 91, passed away early Sunday morning, April 15, 2018,  at West Woods Nursing Home,  Bridgman, MI. Margaret was born Nov. 29, 1926, in South Bend, IN, the daughter of Cecil and Elsie (Schultz) Shank.     She...
    Dominic Joseph Sienkiewicz, 99, of Decatur, passed away Friday, April 6, 2018, at the loving home of his daughter, Marianne, with his entire family at his side.         A Mass will be celebrated at a later date at Holy Family Catholic Church in...
    Thomas Edward Crabiel, 70, of Galesburg, MI, died April 14, 2018, in Kalamazoo. He was born Sept. 17, 1947, in Findlay, OH, the son of Wesley and Catharine (Biehler) Crabiel.     Tom was an educator for the Comstock Public Schools for 35 years...
    Ralph H. Ford,  74, of White Pigeon, MI, died unexpectedly April 10, 2018, in St. Joseph, MI. He was born May 22, 1943, in Joliet, IL, the son of Gaylan and Margaret (Brown) Ford.     He graduated from Paw Paw High School in 1961, and was an...
    Patricia Helene Fitzell, of Kalamazoo, passed away peacefully April 12, 2018, at Rose Arbor Hospice, Kalamazoo. She was born Jan. 15, 1933, in Chicago, the daughter of William and Helen (Slowik) Keren.     Patricia is survived by her siblings,...

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